Systematic Catalogue of Books in the Collection of the Mercantile Library Association of the City of New York: With a General Index, and One of Dramatic Pieces; Together with an Appendix; Containing the Constitution, and the Rules and Regulations of the Association

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Harper, 1837 - Libraries - 312 pages
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Page 301 - Read, not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.— " If a man write little, he had need have a great memory ; if he confer little, he had
Page 302 - the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. As good almost kill a man, as kill a good book ; who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye. Many a man lives a burthen to the earth ; but a good
Page 54 - Russell, William : The History of Modern Europe, with a View of the Progress of Society, from the Rise of the Modern Kingdoms to the Peace of Paris, 1763, with a Continuation to the Present Time. By William Jones, Esq., with Annotations by an American.
Page 257 - No. 1. Lives of the Apostles and Early Martyrs of the Church. 2, 3. The Swiss Family Robinson; or, Adventures of a Father and Mother and Four Sons on a Desert Island. 4, 13, 18. Sunday Evenings; or, an easy Introduction to the Reading of the Bible.
Page 3 - exhibiting its relation to the Heavenly Bodies, its Physical Structure, the Natural History of each Country, and the Industry, Commerce, Political Institutions, and Civil and Social State of all Nations.
Page 255 - Lanzi, Luigi: History of Painting in Italy, from the Period of the Revival of the Fine Arts to the end of the Eighteenth Century ; translated from the Italian by Thomas Roscoe.
Page 186 - Encyclopaedia of Gardening; comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape Gardening; with a General History of Gardening in all Countries,
Page 186 - and Management of Landed Property ; and the Cultivation and Economy of the Animal and Vegetable Productions of Agriculture : including all the latest Improvements,
Page 57 - de: Memoirs of; containing the History of Lewis XL, Charles VIII. of France, and of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, to which Prince he was Secretary ; as also the History of Edward VI. and Henry VII. of England, including that of Europe for almost half a Century, &c., &c.
Page 302 - therefore, what persecution we raise against the living labours of public men, how we spill that seasoned life of man, preserved and stored up in books ; since

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